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PATCHWORK PROCESS
Thanks to Megan Manco ‘16, your phone will know when you’ve had too much sun

Beach towel? Check. Sunscreen? Check. High-tech sunburn-monitoring patch? It’s here. As a clinical research scientist at L’Oréal, Megan Manco, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management MPS ’16, co-created My UV Patch, a sticker applied to the skin that measures the total UVA and UVB rays coming in, then sends a message to a linked smartphone recommending that the…

OH, THE PLACES WE’LL GO!
FIT faculty, alumni, and students envison the future in ways both fantastical and practical

Illustrations by Diana Schoenbrun MFA ’16 (Featured image) “An organism, like a synthetic silk moth, that extrudes a fiber quickly, organically, and with minimal environmental impact, then feeds it into a machine that weaves or knits it into clothes on demand.” —Michael Ferraro, executive director of the FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab (Above) “Virtual and augmented…

“I COULD NOT DARE TO BE ONE MORE MAN TO GIVE HER ORDERS.”
Trupal Pandya, Photography ’16, trained his lens, and his ear, on refugees in the Middle East

In January 2016, the United Nations Development Programme sent Trupal Pandya, Photography ’16, to refugee camps in Iraq to document the struggles of the thousands displaced by ISIS. Over the course of one transformative week, he took several striking portraits and listened to the refugees’ moving stories of imprisonment and abuse. Here he shares one…

THE MEDIUM IS THE MAKEUP
Roger Cabello ’85 slathers, dollops, swirls, and dabs cosmetics into abstract masterpieces

My shrink once told me, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be a painter or a photographer,’” Roger Cabello says. “Now I make abstract paintings and photograph them.” He’s a painter, all right, but his medium is makeup. The Peruvian-born Photography grad has made a career of shooting all kinds of cosmetics—foundation, lip gloss,…

SHELF LIFE
FIT’s Special Collections unit in the Gladys Marcus Library gets a $4 million upgrade

FIT’s Special Collections and College Archives, a unit of the Gladys Marcus Library, has a brand-new home. Karen Trivette, head of the unit, says the roughly $4 million renovation and expansion—from 3,500 to 6,100 square feet—is a “phenomenal demonstration of respect for the intrinsic, informational, and historic value of the materials.” Visitors now pass through…